You figured a house would be a nice place for you and your family, and perhaps a good investment -- but nobody told you the gutters would have to be cleaned? Or that rabbits would nest in your lawn? Or the neighbors would be nosy? When buying a house, what things did your agent, mortgage lender, friends, family and accountant forget to mention?
What surprises -- whether frustrating or merely amusing -- have you found?
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